Japanese Language Lecturer for 2021

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Thursday, 29 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

DIVISION: School of Languages
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Modern Languages Centre
POSITION TITLE:  Japanese Language Lecturer (TASK)
LOCATION: Suzhou Campus
POSITION OPEN DATE: 28 October 2020
The academic language teaching task would be start at semester 2 of AY20/21 and be expected to complete in 12 months.
SALARY: Based on experience and qualification;


Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn

The School of Languages is a growing, dynamic and international centre, currently with over 200 full-time teaching staff from twelve different countries. We are involved in the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and Modern Languages (currently Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese).

Both the centre and the wider university have a strong commitment to the professional development of School of Languages teaching staff. At the university level, new staff are enrolled free-of-charge on a University of Liverpool postgraduate certificate programme, completion of which leads to fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). The School of Languages also holds regular professional development events and training days. While the School of Languages is a teaching centre, with no specific research remit, some funding is available for staff to present at conferences that are relevant to the work of the centre, provided that this does not interfere with teaching duties.


Applications are invited for Japanese language teaching positions in the School of Languages at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Candidates are sought as soon thereafter as possible. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.

There will be opportunities for Japanese language lecturer 2021 to be involved in a range of different types of delivery, including:

  • Optional credit-bearing Japanese language modules available to undergraduate students (e.g. JPL001-006)
  • Out-of-class Japanese language support activities, such as Japanese Continuing support;

As we expand the Japanese language offering at XJTLU we would also look to offer the following in future:

  • Japanese language courses that are an optional component of postgraduate degrees
  • Coordination of content for an overseas summer Japanese immersion programme in Japan


Successful applicants preferably should be educated to Master’s degree level in a relevant area (e.g. Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language). Additionally, applicants should have a good standard of written and spoken English, as this is the working language of the university.


Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  Please be advised candidates over 55 may not be eligible for PRC work visa.


Please submit your application online by searching: Japanese Language Lecturer (TASK) and upload a single PDF file that includes 3 parts in the order of below to “Resume” section in system. 

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
•    A cover letter specifying your suitability for the role
•    A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
•    Contact details for three references (at least a reference from current or most recent employer. Preferably current employer *and* last employer)

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Head of Japanese Language Division, Daisuke Yamaguchi (Daisuke.Yamaguchi@xjtlu.edu.cn ) and Xuanying Shen (xuanying.shen@xjtlu.edu.cn) Director Modern Languages Centre. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resource Office.

Email: recruitment.hr@xjtlu.edu.cn

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